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Pass history - 1st International nursing conference
KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) will host the first International Nursing Conference organised by the Nursing Council of Public Institutions of Higher Learning Malaysia (IPTA) this year.
To be held on May 22-25 at Riverside Majestic Hotel here, the event will be facilitated by the Nursing Department of the university’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, with the support of eight co-organisers, namely Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.
The conference will be declared open by Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.
“This conference provides avenues to examine the future direction of nursing particularly tertiary nursing education; inculcate research and innovation amongst health professionals; and promote evidence-based practice.
“The theme ‘Transforming Nursing’ is driven by the idea of the nurses’ capability in addressing the challenges of change, to keep abreast with the changing demand of the society as well as changes in disease pattern.
“Transforming nursing is essential in its commitment to making positive difference in nursing today then was yesterday.
“As nurses and the health professionals strive forward in pursuit of excellence, a force for change is indeed crucial in the evolvement of nursing and health profession,” a statement from Unimas said yesterday.
The main features of the conference will include prominent local speakers and those from overseas.
“Dynamic presentation includes keynotes, plenaries, symposiums, concurrent free papers sessions and a forum. There will also be poster presentations and booth exhibitions,” Unimas said, adding that registration would still be open as the closing date is May 9.
For further information, visit www.imnc2014.org / www.facebook.com/1stIMNC2014. Alternatively email to email@example.com, or call Jane Buncuan (082-226 224/ 019-801 1393), Saloma Pawi (082-226 242/ 019-868 8948) or Dev Nath Kaushal (082-226 250/ 010-525 7118).
Pass history - 2nd International nursing conference
THURSDAY, 6 OCTOBER – More than 500 participants attended the 2ndInternational Nursing Conference organised by the Higher Education Institution of Nurses, held at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, hosted by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), today.
Conference participants comprised government hospital nurses and nursing students including lecturers from nine public universities namely UMS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA).
According to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah (KePKAS), Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun, nurses faced many challenges in meeting the needs of patients and giving good care services to them.
“Therefore, in order to offer the best service, we need to have a hospitality system that includes trained workers, efficient information system and an established medical technology,” he said.
His speech was read by Deputy Minister of KePKAS, Datuk Kamarlin Ombi.
Earlier, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Dr. D Kamarudin D Mudin in representing the Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah said, to meet the needs of patients, nurses should always be equipped with current knowledge and sufficient information to be shared with the public.
The two-day conference was aimed at creating awareness and improve the delivery system in the medical field in this country. – (fl)